Cal. Evid. Code § 1016

Current with legislation from the 2019 Regular Session effective as of November 1, 2019
Section 1016 - Communications tendered by patient

There is no privilege under this article as to a communication relevant to an issue concerning the mental or emotional condition of the patient if such issue has been tendered by:

(a) The patient;
(b) Any party claiming through or under the patient;
(c) Any party claiming as a beneficiary of the patient through a contract to which the patient is or was a party; or
(d) The plaintiff in an action brought under Section 376 or 377 of the Code of Civil Procedure for damages for the injury or death of the patient.

Ca. Evid. Code § 1016